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Making friends is no joke! How have you bonded with people in the past? Here are a few ideas…. Browse a bookstore. What is it about bookstores that slips all the weight off your shoulders?
Browse the aisles, pick up books and read each other lines, and recommend your favorites. Take a walk around the neighborhood. Feel the fresh air on your cheeks and peek into pretty windows. Bake together. My friend Clare and I would make boxed brownies in our twenties and eat them out of the pan. Head to Sephora and give each other makeovers.
Play a two-person game — say, gin rummy or Boggle. Go to a museum. No pressure! Just what feels right. This kind of thing always feels surprisingly intimate and entertaining. See a comedy show. Start a two-person book club. Read these hilarious essaysa gripping memoir or beautiful poemsand chat about them. Or you could do a two-person articles club ; be still my heart. Get moving. It would be great to go a park and play with a friend. Host a sleepover. Read magazines, order pizza and stay up late talking. If you have kids, just bring them. Pick a TV series cough cough, The Bachelorette and watch together every week.
Or, maybe best of all, just do nothing.
Says my friend Linsey :. She suggested a certain day, but I was scheduled to do an infusion therapy for an ongoing medical condition. Sitting there at the clinic was the moment we became real friends. When you have an IV in your arm and someone comes to chat with you, it definitely breaks down barriers.
What about you? What do you like to do with your friends? Making friends in a new cityand the joy of all-female gatherings.
Her student and copilot, Martha Wright, sits to her right. Recently went bra shopping with a friend who I had never been shopping with before. It was spontaneous and so much fun getting sized and searching for beautiful necessities while doing something I had only done once before with my mom. It brought us out of our shells and into a more personal friendship.
A lot of chatting takes place too. Then we set a date to meet there and check it out. We take walks, we drink together at my favourite bar amongst other places, we go to concerts or exhibitions, and we love having branch, coffee or dinner. And the plan will be to take one whole year to do them all.
I think it will be a wonderful year. Errands all the way! I run errands with friends all the time, makes errands more fun and we get to chat. We pick a local garden or site and go photograph it in the early morning light. We chat about the light, the camera settings, our amateur pics and insecurities getting THE shot…technical stuff.
A knitting club! I moved to a new city a year ago, and I now have my little club of knitting girlfriends to rely on. They are knitters, crocheters and seamstresses, crafty and creative. Some great suggestions, I think many of us are so busy texting that we forget how to mentor our friends we already have too! Tks for such a great article. They walked and talked for 3 hours straight and caught up on their 40 years apart.
So awesome! The common thread running through these suggestions that would have ly given me hives! Oh, to be brave enough to be and befriend authenticity. Very true Whitney! My thoughts exactly.
Vulnerability and authenticity are key to relationship building. I try to challenge myself to step out of what is comfortable to me and take the risk of letting people get to know the real me. That can be hard but it usually works out for the best! I do different things with different girlfriends. A catch up over a glass of wine with one friend, hiking with another, theatre with another — we seem to pick an activity common to both of us and do that together.
My girlfriend and I just spent an evening in her garage making a birch bark bird house for her boyfriend. It was fun to have our minds occupied on a specific task, figuring things out together, using power tools, and working along side each other on every task. It gave us both a sense of accomplishment and creativity. I adore the yearly Christmas cookie baking night with a few girlfriends. It is so much fun. Everyone brings some ingredients and a recipe, we light candles, drink wine, listen to music … And while we knead the dough, we talk about the many things in our lives.
In the end, we have about 10 different kinds of cookies and return home with a huge box for our family. Can I just say bravo at that photo of Edna Gardner Whyte up there? I am also a pilot, and I love how this space celebrates women in all of their complexity, from photos of pilots to how to hang with a best friend to excellent beauty advice to being a mom.
I feel like all of these things speak to different parts of me, and I love that about this site. My friend and I both belong to the YMCA so last time we got together, we opted out of our normal dinner date and met to play racquetball!
Neither of us had played before and we had an absolute blast. It felt like true play and was oddly invigorating. We agreed to more Y dates in the future! One time a friend and I chatted our way through a target shopping trip…we left the store no joke 2. So fun. I was also VERY pregnant so when we got to the patio furniture, I sat in every chair while my friend contemplated buying a sun umbrella. It was the best time. Great list.
I remember in middle school there were these two girls on the bus who would take out their digital cameras and do ridiculous poses in selfies together the whole ride home. I ed in once and it was fun. My sister and I have a fun tradition we do every week. It sounds silly but every Sunday we get groceries together at Whole Foods. We try the samples, discuss recipe ideas, check out their makeup section and usually grab one sweet treat to split on the way home we live just a few miles apart.
You just reminded me of a weekly tradition my sister and I had. I am not really looking for someone to party hard lol more for a good friend with great taste and easy laughs: and of course some fellow preggos to share our experiences with. You can do them at home, or stores like Paper Source have classes. All grocery stores should have bars!
I like these ideas—dinner, drinks, etc.
I miss the activities of youth! My good friend and I do food excursions. Lately other fun friend activities include ping pong or bowling, little hikes or day trips, a baseball or basketball game, or just a picnic, frisbee, and sneaky drinking in the park. Our family now loves to play outdoor Bocce ball. We take a picnic to a local outdoor bocce ball court with a picnic and eat and play either on teams or one on one.New friend to go out with try new things
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21 Best Ways to Meet New Friends in a New City or Town